Assad allies threaten United States over any new strikes on Syria

"It's very hard to understand how a political solution could result from the continuation of the Assad regime", McMaster said on "Fox News Sunday". The base was largely evacuated before the USA strikes, after Washington forewarned Moscow, which in turn alerted the Syrian government, according to a senior military source in the alliance fighting in support of Assad.

Elsewhere, the president said that more coordination among Iran, Syria and Russian Federation can be very effective in fighting terrorism.

"My priority is now to continue contact with the U.S. and others in the run up to the G7 meeting on April 10-11", said Johnson in a statement.

"Once the ISIS threat has been reduced or eliminated", Tillerson said, "I think we can turn our attention directly to stabilizing the situation in Syria". Because, if they're covering for Assad, then what are they really saying? Activist Alaa Al-Youssef said that the strike which killed a woman hit a residential neighbourhood.

The interview was broadcast as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held his first meeting with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. He emphasized that point on CBS' Face the Nation, noting that the administration is "hopeful ... we can navigate a political outcome in which the Syrian people, in fact, will determine Bashar al-Assad's fate and his legitimacy".

Seoul: North Korea fires ballistic missile off east coast
US ally South Korea has lashed out at the communist nation over the launch on Wednesday into the sea off the Korean Peninsula. In his statement, Tilerson said: "They have been "playing" the United States for years", he said referring to North Korea.


The frigate Admiral Grigorovich, which had taken part in Russian operations in Syria the year before, took about three hours to pass through the strait and reach the Aegean Sea.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned of future chemical weapons "provocations" in Syria to frame President Bashar Assad, just as Washington's top diplomat arrived for talks in Moscow.

U.S. President Donald Trump told Congress that his decision to attack Syria was in the interest of the United States, adding that further actions are being considered. "Assad must go and the search for stability, to begin". Washington and Moscow are trading sharp accusations about a chemical weapons attack last week in Syria.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and other Russian officials will be asked "to fulfill the obligation it made to the worldwide community when it agreed to be the guarantor of the elimination of the chemical weapons", Tillerson told ABC's "This Week".

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that they have radar information and forensic reports which show that the Syrian regime attacked Khan Sheikhoun with chemical weapons. Besides, under a Russian-US deal after the east Ghouta sarin gas incident in 2013, Damascus joined the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and agreed to destroy its stockpile under Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) oversight.

  • Sidney Guerrero